What is Propral?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Propranolol

Propral® is an international brand name for propranolol, a non-selective beta blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, angina, and other heart conditions. It was the first successful beta blocker in medicine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 6 8
Migraine headaches 4 2
High blood pressure (hypertension) 3 0
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder 1 1
Generalized anxiety disorder 1 1
Heart palpitations 1 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Propral

Side effect Patients
Chronic diarrhea 1
Difficulty breathing at night 1
Difficulty with orgasm 1
Hair thinning 1
Insomnia 1
Numbness in toes 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Propral

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 1
80 mg daily 1
160 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Propral

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Propral

Duration

Currently taking Propral

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Propral

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Propral after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 1
Citalopram (Celexa) 1

Patients stopped taking Propral and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 2
Guanfacine (Tenex) 1
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1
Terazosin (Hytrin) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Propral

Nov 28, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Again, take it regularly!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 26, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: just take it regularly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 15, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 11, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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